The data hype is all around and we are all overwhelmed with “big data” success stories and the bright future of Industry 4.0 applications. However, few seem to fully understand the technological challenges which need to be overcome in order to realize such applications. It is not simply collecting diverse production data and applying an intelligent algorithm out of the box, but it also involves the availability of representative historical data curated by domain experts, the creativity to derive additional insights about manufacturing processes by linking different data sources, the acquisition of a new technical skillset enabling the identification of the right data-driven business question in a given context,

On October 4th at the ABISS2017 conference, the EluciDATA Innovation Lab presented challenges and opportunities related to the realization of data innovation within manufacturing.

Further information on the ABISS2017 conference can be found: http://www.networkevent.be/abiss/en

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